The very doctors who play a crucial role in identifying and assisting victims of intimate partner violence, namely OB-GYNs, are facing increasing challenges in providing this essential care.
In a remarkable assertion of progressive values, Ohio voters have firmly anchored the right to abortion within the bedrock of their state constitution, signaling a clear directive to policy makers and setting a precedent for the nation.
Thirty-nine years later, here comes a clique of theocratic extremists in our country using Orwellian manipulation in its crusade to take control over every woman’s personal reproductive rights.
Nine justices ruled that the Oklahoma Constitution guarantees the "inherent right of a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy when necessary to preserve her life."
The Center for Reproductive Rights argues that the new bill is a health hazard to many women.
"The loss of abortion rights means the loss of economic security, independence, and mobility for millions of people."
"The GOP is using these dangerous lies to try to pass anti-choice bills that harm pregnant people and their families."
Whatever its unvarnished horror, 2022 looks to go down as marking baby steps in the right direction.
"Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act" would leave state bans that are more restrictive in place, but outlaw state bans that allowed abortions after 15 weeks.